Rezoning plan at Fernhill

 

Madam, – I wish to refer to an inaccuracy in the article “Rezoning Plan for Heritage Garden” (Home News, November 5th). For the record, there is no proposal to rezone any part of Fernhill Gardens for housing.

The proposal concerns a 60-acre site on the Fernhill Estate. It is proposed to secure the 33 acres associated with Fernhill Gardens in perpetuity through a number of initiatives, all of which will add to the amenity value of the gardens for ordinary people. This proposal safeguards Fernhill Gardens. Housing will be considered on a separate associated site. While the report indicates that the Minister for the Environment may intervene, it should also be noted that the Minister for Tourism has written in support of the initiative. – Yours, etc,

Cllr JIM O’LEARY,

Parkvale,

Dundrum,

Dublin 16.